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    Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:01 pm Groupie
    Hello all!
    Does this forum also include middle-eastern cooking? I am surprised to see that there is no seperate middle-eastern forum.
    I'm going through a middle-eatern cooking phase right now and would like some good recipes. icon_cool.gif
    Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:42 am Groupie
    It doesn't but that is a good idea... I will mention it to the "higher-ups" icon_smile.gif

    Any particular part of Middle-Eastern food you are into right now? I have some books I could pull recipes from if need be.

    In my area there are a lot of Turkish shops so I am learning about that cuisine icon_smile.gif
    Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:36 pm
    Forum Host
    icon_confused.gif I wonder ... shouldn't Middle-Eastern foods actually be in a forum by itself? There is a vast world of food out there: Lebanese, Israeli, Syrian, Jordanese ... very different from African.

    It's a good point you brought up, Parsley72 -- maybe we should take it up with the elves. It sounds like a gap in the forums.
    Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:52 pm Groupie
    I was actually surprised that there isn't a "middle-Eastern" forum! That's one of my favorite cuisines!!
    I see that it's been changed already. Wow! That was quick.

    I'm interested in any Syrian foods!! Love 'em! icon_cool.gif Anyone have a Middle-Eastern cookbook to share?
    Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:42 am Groupie
    Hiya parsley I have a few saudi recipes if you intrested posted. I need to get posting but I find it a hassel to translate recipes and then type it out. icon_biggrin.gif
    Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:24 am
    Forum Host
    I agree with everything said above.

    Hi, lemoncurd. icon_wink.gif

    Bring on the Middle Eastern forum!

    Nothing like a good, healthy grassroots' cause.
    Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:55 am Groupie
    Thanx, Lemoncurd! icon_biggrin.gif I hope you find time to post some more.
    Anyone else have a middle-eastern-type cookbook?
    Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:01 am
    Forum Host
    No, sadly only an empty tummy.
    Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:26 pm Groupie
    heheh! hee! Cookgirl icon_biggrin.gif
    Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:38 pm
    Forum Host
    Actually I own a few Middle-Eastern inspired cookbooks.
    Don't know how "authentic" they are. My library is in serious need of a good Middle-Eastern cookbook. But which one?

    I usually wait for someone to invite me over for dinner
    for a Middle Eastern feast. icon_wink.gif I love eating food using my hand as a scoop. I think the food tastes better.

    My husband and I are planning this year to have our Christmas Eve dinner Middle Eastern-style with a tablecloth spread out on the floor and all the wonderful goodies and dishes from that region. (Each year at Christmas time he and I
    choose a particular regional cuisine and prepare a big feast.) I'm thinking tabbouleh, hummous, kibbe,
    lamb?, veggies, dried dates, chela, basbousa, etc.


    Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:49 pm Groupie
    Oh, that sounds wonderful! Tabbouleh, lamb, hummous, etc. The only thing that doesn't quite excite me is's OK, but not one of my favorites.
    I LOVE baba ghannouj!! Falafel! Lamb is the best! I think here in the US, we don't get as good quality lamb as those in other parts of the least where I live. In Pa., there's limited selection and it's quite pricey.
    Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:51 pm Groupie
    Dates are the only thing on this earth that I won't eat.

    Well, prunes, too. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:03 am
    Forum Host
    Eggplant is the one vegetable that won't go down my
    throat. Believe me, I've tried it in many formats including baba ghannoush and it doesn't cut it for me. We have a good source here in town for freshly butchered, free-range lamb. It's a bit spendy and greasy I might add, but delicious.
    Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:22 am
    Forum Host
    icon_biggrin.gif Hope you all see the elves have changed the name of this forum to "African and Middle Eastern Cooking"!!

    Now we hope all cooks with Middle Eastern origins pop up with interesting ideas and recipes! icon_biggrin.gif
    Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:49 pm Groupie
    Cookgirl Thats such a gr8 idea to have a themed Christmas dinner. Well you could go to town trying completly new recipes besides the ones you mentioned. Here our lamb is tender with alovely taste and not too fatty, greasy or with an awful strong meaty smell.

    Do you know its customary to eat with the 1st 3 fingers of your right only. When we traveling in the west or when in some posh resturant and I'm forced to eat with cutlery I would never enjoy my food fully nor feel satisfied. Dh and I dont sit and eat on the floor in our home we eat on the table, but when we visit either of our parents are relatives we eat on the floor. Its also a custom to eat out of big comunal dishes. Its funny and intresting how customs vary from one culture and country to another. icon_smile.gif
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